Chad (aka Darth Aqueous, Dark Lord of the Fish) is a geeky high school English teacher. He primarily writes about geek music, with a focus on the fandom-y (it’s totally a word!) elements of the lyrics. He also produces a weekly podcast with interviews of geeky musicians. He currently lives in Gainesville, FL, with his wife and three cats, Parker (named after the character on Leverage), Anya (from Buffy), and Zoe (from Firefly).
What would be some interesting, but sometimes unexpected, covers for different geeky artists to perform? For my April Fools’ edition, I will attempt to answer the question: wouldn’t it be awesome if this artist performed this song? Read More
Looks like it’s time once again for a mass review column. This time I feature a nerdcore album based on Star Wars: The Old Republic, a new Scrub Club artist, and some new stuff from nerdcore’s next gen. Read More
There aren’t as many women who make geeky music as there are men. This is no surprise, given the male-dominated nature of the geek culture. Regardless, there are quite a few talented musicians who also happen to be both female and geeky. Here are a few. Read More
Last August, I featured an introduction to nerdcore via some of the founders of the genre. This time, I’m going to feature a two-part series of Next Generation nerdcore (or at least nerdy) rappers. These artists have all hit the scene in the last couple Read More
Having finished my first full year of writing this column, I figured it would be a good idea to put out my own “Best Of” list for 2011. So, without further ado, here’s my personal Top 15 Geek Music Releases for 2011. Read More
We all know Zaboo has had his problems with his mother, and that they go way back to his childhood. In this prequel comic, we learn how he finally escaped from her in order to pursue Codex, who he has wrongly interpreted as flirting with him in The Game. Read More
So, it’s that time of year again. I do have to admit that it doesn’t quite feel like Christmas when the weather is in the 60s. I’m beginning to get used to it, though. And, of course, I always have music to help put me in the Christmas spirit. Read More
From appearances on Jimmy Fallon, Conan, and San Diego Comic-Con to his full album appearing on NPR’s First Listen series, Childish Gambino appears poised to make it big with his unique blend of nerd and hipster hip-hop. Camp is his first commercial Read More
Ultimate Songs from the Pit takes ten new tracks and adds them to six remastered tracks from Songs from the Pit. The production quality of the album is clear; it should be since the engineer has also worked with MC Frontalot and Godsmack. Read More
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